Anker unveils Nebula Capsule II pocket cinema, $30 USB-PD charger and new premium Wi-Fi speaker

At a launch event in New York, Anker rolled out a trio of new products.

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Anker is known for its mobile charging products but in recent years has branched out into other consumer electronics categories. Heading into the holiday season, it announced a handful of new products at a media event in New York. They include the Nebula Capsule II pico projector, the PowerPort Atom PD charger (Anker's smallest 27W charger yet) and the Soundcore Model Zero+ speaker.

Here's a quick look at the new products, including specs directly from Anker. We don't yet have international pricing and availability info. I'll have a full rundown of the Nebula Capsule II once I get my hands on a review sample.

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The Nebula Capsule II.


Nebula Capsule II powered by Android TV

  • Same compact soda-can-inspired design as its predecessor, but adds a host of new capabilities, including Android TV, Google Assistant , HD picture quality, improved audio
  • Resolution: 1,280x720 (720p)
  • 5.9 inches high
  • Android TV 9.0 operating system; supports over 3,600 apps, such as Google Play, YouTube and Hulu Plus
  • Audio: 8W speakers with dual passive radiators
  • 3 hours of video playtime or 30 hours of Bluetooth speaker on a single charge
  • Can charge to full power in 2.5 hours via USB-C
  • Improved connectivity: Supports USB Type C, HDMI, USB, AUX-Out, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Chromecast
  • 1-second autofocus
  • Kickstarter launch date: Oct. 26, 7 a.m. PT
  • Price: $349 (Super Early Bird), $369 (Early Bird), $399 (Kickstarter Exclusive)

Anker's new Atom charger.


Anker PowerPort Atom PD 1

The first charger on the market to use Gallium Nitride (GaN) components, which the company says makes the device slimmer, lighter and more efficient than conventional wall chargers.

  • Total output wattage: 27
  • Input:100-240V~1.2A50-60Hz
  • Power delivery output: 5V⎓3A/9V⎓3A/15V⎓1.5A/20V⎓1.1A
  • Size: 1.61x1.37x1.49 inches (smaller than stock smartphone chargers)
  • Weight: 2.2 ounces
  • Price: $30
  • Shipping later this year
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The limited-edition Model Zero Plus.


Soundcore Model Zero+

  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
  • Google Chromecast built in
  • Dolby Audio
  • Google Assistant built in
  • 5 hours of battery life over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, comes with own wall charger accessory 
  • Price: $250
  • Shipping in late November

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Update: corrected Model Zero+ Bluetooth battery life to 5 hours (same as Wi-Fi)

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